Czech Switzerland was declared a national park in 2000 and is thus the youngest of the four national parks in the Czech Republic.
The entire park is located in the Ústí nad Labem Region and is connected to the Saxon Switzerland National Park on the German side of the border and the Protected Landscape Area of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains. The park covers an area of 79 km² and most of the area is covered by forests. Not only the unique rock towns and formations, but also the fauna and flora are protected in the national park.
Among the most attractive destinations are the famous Pravčická Gate, the gorges of the Kamenice River or Šaunštejn or Mary's Lookout near Jetřichovice. The imaginary gateway to the Czech Switzerland National Park is the town of Hřensko, where a large number of hiking trails begin, both for hikers and cyclists.